• The First Lincoln Memorial

    Abraham Lincoln Birthplace

    National Historical Park Kentucky

Things To Know Before You Come

Here are some things one might want to know before visiting the park. Please look at the other links provided above for additional information.

Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park

  • The site is located in the Eastern Time Zone
  • Sturdy footwear is recommended for hiking the trails
  • There are no public telephones located within the park
  • For preservation of park resources, no indoor flash photography is permitted
  • Groups should call for reservations
  • Call for park closures due to inclement weather
  • Call for seasonal changes in hours of operation
  • Mosquitoes, ticks, and poison ivy are common from mid-spring through mid-fall
  • Climate: Summers are hot and humid. Winters are moderately cold with mixed precipitation. Layers of clothing are recommended for fall and winter
  • Visits are self-guided from Labor Day to Memorial Day
  • Ranger led tours are available from Memorial Day until Labor Day
  • Allow one hour plus to visit the park

Did You Know?

Picture of Dedication Ceremony of the Birthplace Memorial Building

The Memorial Building was completed in 1911. Design work on the building started in 1907. President William Howard Taft gave the dedication address on November 9, 1911. He was also a member of the Lincoln Farm Association Board of Trustees.